These Easter holidays, make the most of the sunny days and the last of the warm weather and enjoy a family day at the beach. Here are the spots worth checking out.


Located just a 75 minute ferry ride from Brisbane, Tangalooma Island Resort is the ultimate day trip that will keep you wanting more. From snorkeling, sand tobogganing and quad biking, to kayaking and feeding wild dolphins at dusk, this amazing island escape has something for everyone.


Yep – it’s not known for its beaches, but there are a few to enjoy in the River City! From the manmade Streets Beach at South Bank to the many bayside suburbs like Manly and Wynnum in the Redlands and Redcliffe and Shorncliffe in the northern suburbs, there are actually plenty to choose from.

Byron Bay

Beautiful Byron Bay isn’t just loved by influencers and celebrities – with calm beaches, great food and fun markets, it’s a haven for families, too! Make sure you pay a visit to The Farm on the way in to cuddle some cute animals, and enjoy a play at Apex Park in Byron central for some beachside playground fun.


Noosa is always worth the drive. The iconic Queensland destination offers just about everything: beautiful ocean swims in a protected cove; surfing on the point for adrenaline-junkies; hidden beaches; delicious food; a sprawling national park walk; and all the mod-cons of a bigger city (we’re talking cinemas, shopping centres) just a short drive away.

The Tweed

Don’t get us wrong – we love life here in south-east Queensland, but sometimes we find ourselves dreaming of a day trip south of the border. The Tweed Coast offers good food, great sights and more family fun than you could poke a stick at. Check out our guide to day trippin’ the Tweed.


Win a Tesalate towel!

Exciting news. Your family beach day trip could be a lot more stylish when you win a Byron towel from Tesalate – that retails at $89! This Aussie company has designed the ultimate beach towel: they’re sand-free, super absorbent, fast drying, lightweight and compact – AKA, the perfect day trip companion. The giveaway closes April 30, 2022 midnight AEST …




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